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RAF Fairford

RAF Fairford

RAF Fairford is an active Royal Air Force station located in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. It is best known for its role in hosting the bi-annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), the world’s largest military air show. It is also used by the United States Air Force (USAF) for operations, training and exercises. It is an important part of the UK air defence system and is home to an impressive array of aircraft and support personnel. RAF Fairford is the only permanent US air base in the UK and is equipped with the latest technology, infrastructure and services. Its location in the Cotswold Hills makes it an ideal base for aircraft operations and exercises. The base offers a wide range of facilities, from accommodation, medical and educational services to a library and a sports centre. It’s also home to the renowned Air Mobility Wing, which provides a range of capabilities to the Royal Air Force. The airfield has a long and proud history, having been used for many different purposes since its construction in 1941. In more recent times, it has become an important training hub for the RAF and the USAF, and a key staging post for various military operations. In sum, RAF Fairford is a unique and important base for both the UK and the US, providing vital support for their military operations. It is a symbol of the strong relationship between the two countries and a reminder of their shared commitment to global security.

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RAF Fairford

RAF Fairford (FFD) is located in United Kingdom which serves...

RAF Fairford

RAF Fairford (FFD) is located in United Kingdom which serves the city Fairford. Read everything about it before your flight.

Airport Details

Airport name: RAF Fairford

Airport local name: RAF Fairford

City: Fairford

Country: United Kingdom



Coordinates: Latitude: 51°40′58.8″N, Longitude: 1°47′2.4″W

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